What Are the Different Types of Pints?
There are two types of pints in the U.S. customary measurement system: liquid and dry. Under the imperial system, a single type of pint is used to measure dry and liquid items. So, the different types of pints are:
 U.S. Liquid Pints
 U.S. Dry Pints
 Imperial Pints
All three kinds of pints differ in terms of measurements. Let’s take a look at each of them.
In the U.S. measurement system, 1 liquid pint equals $frac{1}{8}$ of a liquid gallon of exactly 231 cubic inches.
1 U.S. Liquid Pint
$= frac{1}{8}$ US liquid gallon
$= frac{1}{2}$ US liquid quart
$= 2$ U.S. cups
= 16 U.S. fluid ounces
$≈ 16.65348369$ imperial fluid ounces
$≈ 0.83267418463$ imperial pints
$≈ 0.85936700738$ US dry pints
$≈$ The volume of 1.041 lb (472g) of water at 62°F
In the U.S. measurement system, 1 dry pint equals $frac{1}{64}$ of a bushel. A bushel is a unit of volume used to measure dry capacity in the U.S. and Imperial systems.
1 U.S. Dry Pint
$= 0.015625$ US bushels
$= 0.125$ US dry gallons
$= 0.5$ US dry quarts
$≈ 0.96893897192092$ imperial pints
$≈ 1.1636471861472$ US pints
In the British Imperial measurement system, 1 Imperial pint equals 1/8 of an imperial gallon of 277.419 cubic inches.
$= frac{1}{8}$ Imperial gallon
$= frac{1}{2}$ Imperial quart
$= 20$ Imperial fluid ounces
$≈ 19.21519881$ US fluid ounces
$≈ 1.2009499255$ US dry pints
$≈$ The volume of 20 oz (567g) of water at 62°F
How Can We Measure a Pint?
We can measure a pint by using the method of conversion. In this method, we convert the given unit of volume into pints.
Let’s consider a few examples.
Example: Suppose a jar can hold 4 cups of milk. What is its capacity in terms of pints?
Solution: We know that 2 cups are equivalent to 1 pint.
So, 1 cup $= frac{1}{2}$ pt
$Rightarrow 4$ cups $= frac{1}{2} times 4 = 2$ pints.
The capacity of the jar is 2 pints.
Example: Harry fills a container with 3 quarts of water. Find how many pints of water are there in the container.
Solution: We know that 1 quart $= 2$ pints.
$Rightarrow 3$ quarts $= 3 times 2 = 6$ pints.
The container has 6 pints of water.
 The word pint is derived from the word “pinte” in Old French.
 An imperial pint is about 15 times larger than a U.S. pint.
Knowing about pints will strengthen your knowledge of measuring units. It will help you make conversions easily when dealing with Imperial or U.S. customary measurement systems.
Example 1: Convert 17 pints to cups.
Solution: We know that 1 pt $= 2$ cups.
$Rightarrow 17$ pt $= 17 times 2 = 34$ cups
Example 2: James ordered 4 gallons of ice cream to treat his friends. How many pintsize servings can he offer out of the ordered quantity?
Solution: We know that 1 gallon $= 8$ pints
$Rightarrow 4$ gallons $= 4 times 8 = 32$ pints.
So, James can make 32pint size servings.
Example 3: Jenny needs 5 quarts of milk to cook a recipe. She has 7 pints of milk in her fridge. Find how much more milk she needs in pints.
Solution: We know that 1 quart $= 2$ pints.
$Rightarrow 5$ quarts $= 5 times 2 =10$ pints.
So, Jenny needs 10 pints of milk for her recipes. She has 7 pints of milk in her fridge.
Jenny needs $10 –$ $7 = 3$ more pints of milk to complete her recipe.
Example 4: James filled a container having capacity of 144 fluid ounces with water. How many US pints of water did he fill in the container?
Solution: We know that 16 fl. oz. $= 1$ pt
$Rightarrow1$ fl. oz. $= 1 times frac{1}{16}$ pt
$Rightarrow144$ fl. oz. $= 144 times frac{1}{16} = 9$ pt
James filled 9 pints of water in the container.
Example 5: Convert 38 US liquid pints to quarts.
Solution: We know that 1 pint $= frac{1}{2}$ quart
$Rightarrow38$ pints $= frac{1}{2} times 38 = 19$ quart
Attend this quiz & Test your knowledge.
What is the metric equivalent of 1 U.S. liquid pint?
The metric equivalent of 1 U.S. liquid pint is 473.176473 milliliters.
Why are the volumes of a U.S. pint and an imperial pint not the same?
The volumes of a U.S. pint and an imperial pint aren’t the same; the two systems have been defined differently.
In which places are imperial pints still in use?
Imperial pints are still used in Ireland and the U.K. It is used to a certain extent in Commonwealth nations as well.
Which of the two is commonly used in the U.S., dry or liquid pint?
A liquid pint is more commonly used in the U.S. than a dry pint.
Does dry pint indicate weight?
No, dry pint doesn’t indicate weight. It is used to measure the volume of dry items.
How to Measure Cups, Pints, Quarts, and Gallons
FAQ
What is 1 pint equal to in cups?
Pint

Fluid Ounces

Cups

1 pint

16 ounces

2 cups

2 pint

32 ounces

4 cups

3 pint

48 ounces

6 cups

4 pint

64 ounces

8 cups

How many cups in a pint?
One pint is two cups. To convert pt to c, you need to take the volume in pints and multiply it by the factor of two. How do I convert half a pint to cups? 1/2 pint is 1 cup. This is because 1 pint is 2 cups, so converting 1/2 pint to cups requires the following calculation: 2 × 1/2 pt = 1 c. How many cups are in a pint?
How many cups in half a pint?
There is 1 cup in half a pint. Here is a simple conversion chart for easy reference. All the conversions below are in US liquid measures. Note: When a recipe calls for ‘pint,’ it usually means a liquid pint.
How do you convert pints to Cups?
To convert a measurement in pints to a measurement in cups, multiply the volume by the following conversion ratio: 2 cups/pint. Since one pint is equal to 2 cups, you can use this simple formula to convert: The volume in cups is equal to the volume in pints multiplied by 2. For example, here’s how to convert 5 pints to cups using the formula above.
How many ounces are in a pint?
A U.S. pint is equal to 16 U.S. fluid ounces, or 1/8 th of a gallon. It should not be confused with the Imperial pint, which is about 20% larger. A U.S. cup is a unit of volume equal to 1/16th of a U.S. gallon, or about 236 milliliters. How many cups are in a pint? Use this easy and mobilefriendly calculator to convert between pints and cups.